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Record-breaking generosity: Donors in Nebraska save more lives than ever before

January 19, 2024

A record number of lives were saved from organ donors in Nebraska in 2023.

Live On Nebraska, the state’s organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissues for donation, proudly announced that 323 organs were transplanted from 103 deceased donors – the most in a single year in Nebraska.

The generosity of these donors also contributed to a record 46,632 transplants performed in the United States. Nebraska’s 323 organs transplanted include 74 livers and 57 lungs, also new highs for these organs.

“Each day, we witness the greatest act of generosity one can give,” said Kyle Herber, President & CEO of Live On Nebraska. “We are incredibly proud to have contributed to more lives saved than ever before and humbly recognize the magnitude of these gifts. We will continue to invest in our staff and the technology and practice innovations that allow us to achieve new records and honor the legacy of our donors and their families.”

Despite these records, the need for donation remains critical. Right now, more than 100,000 Americans need a lifesaving organ transplant; 300 of those are in Nebraska.

Every individual has the potential to save and heal more than 100 people with the donation of organs and tissues. These include the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas, small intestine, corneas, bone, skin, tendons, veins and heart valves.

In Nebraska, anyone 16 or older can register as an organ and tissue donor. Age, health and lifestyle do not limit an individual’s ability to register.



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